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Then three goals arrived in 15 minutes. If the World Cup proved anything, however, it is that Messi can not do it alone and Barcelona Messi will need others to shine if they are to end their Champions League hiatus. " Messi makes the extraordinary routine", said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde, whose side had Samuel Umtiti sent off late on. Teammate Ivan Rakitic joked that it's reached the point where he is already thinking about the goal celebration when Messi lines up a dead ...
  • Aston Villa could have clear run to sign John Terry now

    Aston Villa could have clear run to sign John Terry now

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    Cardiff arrive in the capital having picked up just two points from their first four games back in the top flight following their promotion last season so they desperately need to take home a positive result from west London this weekend. The 27-year-old now has five goals in as many appearances this term and credits the hot streak to the sense of creativity Sarri has instilled. Jorginho and Kepa Arrizabalaga were the only players to join the club for a transfer fee, with back-up ...
  • Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report

    Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report

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    Yes, we learned, the experience was that one game can be completely different to another. When Adam is back, we have the squad together, and that will be the first time . A win for Spurs could take them top temporarily at least, a win for the reds will keep us on top. It was most noticeable when Liverpool broke with a three-on-two, with Mane leading the way.
  • Gary Neville tells Liverpool FC to sacrifice the Champions League

    Gary Neville tells Liverpool FC to sacrifice the Champions League

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    It's a very controversial idea - especially when Liverpool reached the Champions League final last season experiencing some magical moments on the way to Kiev. Tottenham won this fixture 4-1 last season in a comfortable victory over Jurgen Klopp's men, but they would need an incredible performance to repeat that feat.
  • Spain hit Croatia for six

    Spain hit Croatia for six

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    The six zero scoreline at the full time whistle revealed a very rare statistic, and clearly showed the attacking prowess of Spain - all the six goals were scored by different players, including an own goal from the Croatian goalkeeper, Kalinic.
  • England fans react on Twitter to Eric Dier's performance v Switzerland

    England fans react on Twitter to Eric Dier's performance v Switzerland

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    Dier was one of two Tottenham players to feature, starting in midfield with Danny Rose at left-back. They recognise when they want to be better. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of a scrappy game in the 54th minute to prevent England slumping to a record fourth successive defeat and his team-mates admitted their limitations after Gareth Southgate made nine changes to the team beaten by Spain at Wembley last Saturday.
  • Marcus Rashford scores against Spain after stunning pass from Luke Shaw

    Marcus Rashford scores against Spain after stunning pass from Luke Shaw

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    On the left, Anthony Martial also offers competition for a place, while up front Romelu Lukaku is nearly a guarantee in the first XI. On this occasion at Wembley it wasn't to be however, as Saul and Rodrigo cancelled out Marcus Rashford's impressive early opening goal to win the opening match of their Nations League Group A clash for Spain .
  • Browns don't lose, tie Steelers 21-21

    Browns don't lose, tie Steelers 21-21

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    That's not all on Taylor. Sutton played two snaps in the Steelers' dollar package in which seven defensive backs are deployed until Haden was injured on special teams. Jarvis Landry was the Cleveland Browns leading receiver with seven catches for 106 yards receiving. In the longest game since the AFC-NFC merger that featured two lengthy lightning delays, wide receivers Jakeem Grant and Kenny Stills scored on long touchdowns as host Miami defeated Tennessee.
  • Colin Kaepernick tweets support of Dolphins WR's protest

    Colin Kaepernick tweets support of Dolphins WR's protest

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    In June, the Dolphins were found to have opened up the possibility for a player to receive a four-game suspension if they protested during the anthem. And the protests will continue, as the NFL is "not expected to implement a new policy on the national anthem this season", league sources told ESPN .
  • Serena Williams is fined $17,000 for violations during her US Open loss

    Serena Williams is fined $17,000 for violations during her US Open loss

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    Djokovic was asked about the controversial decisions to dock Williams a point and then a full game due to conduct violations after he had just won the U.S. "I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff". "I think he would have (said that to a male player), I think it's a bond that they have and the way they communicate, and maybe not understanding they can have that same conversation with the women".
  • Packers QB Aaron Rodgers leaves game with leg injury

    Packers QB Aaron Rodgers leaves game with leg injury

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    It was a nightmare scenario for the Green Bay Packers , as their 2017 campaign was derailed after Rodgers went down with a shoulder injury in Week 6 of last season. The two-time NFL MVP was replaced by DeShone Kizer on the following offensive drive. The bottom line is after one of the best halves of football the Bears have played in decades, the Packers were able to reduce the offense to nothing but Jordan Howard in the second half, and the defense simply wore out.
  • Birdies elude Woods as he slips to five shots behind leader Schauffele

    Birdies elude Woods as he slips to five shots behind leader Schauffele

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    After starting the week No. 41 in the rankings, he's projected to move to sixth with a win, but his first title in almost a year would also make U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk's decision more hard with one wildcard selection remaining. The number of players is reduced at each event - with 70 contesting this one - before the top 30 contest the decisive Tour Championship in two weeks' time.
  • Williams calls reaching final one year after fighting for her life 'incredible'

    Williams calls reaching final one year after fighting for her life 'incredible'

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    An angry Williams - who confused Asderaki with the umpire who was in the chair for the 2009 Clijsters match - verbally attacked her during the changeover. When a second code violation for racquet abuse was handed out to her - along with a point penalty for a second violation - Williams exploded. "There's a lot of men out here that have said a lot of things", Williams said, "and because they are men, that doesn't happen".
  • Ramos insists he never had harmful intentions against Salah

    Ramos insists he never had harmful intentions against Salah

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    Calls for De Gea to lose his place intensified throughout Spain's disappointing World Cup campaign in Russian Federation, most notably after he allowed a tame Cristiano Ronaldo shot to squirm through his hands during a thrilling 3-3 draw with Portugal in the group stage.
  • BMW Championship: Woods, McIlroy tied at 8 under

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    Woods was posing on his tee shot at the par-3 fifth, the sun glaring into him, and he couldn't figure out immediately where it went. A victory at Aronimink might even be enough for Jim Furyk to take the 24-year-old from San Diego as the final captain's pick for the Ryder Cup .
  • Osaka crushes Tsurenko in US Open quarters

    Osaka crushes Tsurenko in US Open quarters

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    In her third-round match, she was even quicker, dominating Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 6-0, 6-0, in 50 minutes. Nishikori got the early break in the fifth set and led by 4-1 but Cilic got back on serve at 4-5. "I think she can, you know, win a title now, even (a) Grand Slam". I was up and he came back. She won 59 points to just 28 for the unseeded Ukrainian, who knocked off No.